5 places to visit in Nainital in Three days

5 places to visit in Nainital in Three days

With its unique natural beauty, tranquil setting, spectacular valleys, dazzling gardens, and awe-inspiring scenery, the hill town of Nainital offers an extraordinary three-day holiday journey unlike any other. The ‘Lake District of India’ makes everyone smile, from solo travelers to adventure seekers, honeymooners, and families with children, with its beauty and magic.

The Himalayas encircle the northern side of Uttarakhand’s pure beauty, and the plains ring the southern side.

The Kumaon region’s hill station promises to present its visitors with a wonderful and unique experience throughout their three-day tour, as well as every time they plan a  visit to this paradise. It is a natural wonderland for visitors of all ages and has grown in popularity as a tourist destination in India and around the world. Take a trip among the old buildings, monuments, and architecture to recall the past. Take advantage of less-crowded areas for some alone time. Seek blessings in places of worship. Take children to amusement parks and zoos. Treat the taste buds to tasty food at luxury restaurants, or go shopping on everyone’s favorite street. The city has something for each of its guests. 

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1. Lake Naini

The crescent-shaped Nainital Lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, colorful boats, rich flora, and a chilling climate, provides lovely moments and an unforgettable experience. It’s an intriguing spot to see on your three-day trip to Nainital to get away from the crowded portions of the hill resort. You can go boating beneath the Kumaon Sky or join a photography workshop. Additionally, the lake provides a beautiful view in the evening.

  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Boating Price (1 hour): Rs. 120 per boat for Two people, Rs.150 per boat for Four people
  • Boating Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days
  • Recommended Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 1 km from Tallital Bus Stand
  • Best Time to Visit: March, June, November, and December

2. Naina Devi Temple  

Every visitor must visit this Hindu shrine dedicated to the goddess Naina. The Naina Devi Temple is a stunning hilltop temple located on the shores of Naini Lake. The temple, which was dedicated to India’s Hindu population and opened its doors in 1842, features a presiding goddess Naina Devi in the form of eyes as its presiding deity. Moti Ram Shah’s Naina Devi Temple attracts hundreds of tourists each year. However, the majority of them like to visit during Navratri and Nanda Ashtami. At this time, an eight-day feast featuring rites is held.

  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM on all days
  • Recommended Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Distance: 300 meters from Tallital Bus Stand
  • Best Time to Visit: September to November 

3. Nainital Zoo 

Nainital Zoo is one of the best places to see in Nainital in three days. The High Altitude Zoo is home to various exotic birds and animals for nature enthusiasts. Sambar, Himalayan Bear, Leopard Cat, Royal Bengal Tiger, Civet, Tibetan Wolf, Barking Bear, Snow Leopard, and Golden Pheasant are among these animals. The Zoo was established with the objective to conserve and protect the wildlife and biodiversity of the hill region of Uttarakhand. 

  • Entry Fee: Children – INR 20 per person; Adults – INR 50 per person 
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on all days (closed on Monday)
  • Recommended Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time to Visit: Any time
  • Distance: 2 km from Tallital Bus Stand

4. Eco Cave Garden 

When visiting Nainital’s major tourist attractions, the Eco Cave Garden is a must-see. The Eco Cave Garden, located on the Kaladungi road in the Sukhatal region, comprises six interconnected small caverns that offer a view into the untamed side of the hill station. It’s a lot of fun to crawl your way through the natural ecology. The hanging gardens enhance the overall appeal of the location, while the flowing fountains create a variety of effects. It is unquestionably a must-see picnic spot for families with children.

  • Entry Fee: INR 25 per person for children and INR 60 per person for adults
  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days
  • Recommended Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 3.7 km from Tallital Bus Stand
  • Best Time to Visit: March to June

5. Mall Road

The Mall Road, one of the most significant shopping avenues in the city, is a great place to stop and pick up some souvenirs to take home. It is a popular spot for residents to have fun, occupy themselves, and spend their spare evenings. Everything under one roof, from a large selection of vendors selling cute woolen garments to handmade products, faux jewelry, and home decorating things. After shopping at their favorite store, tourists can also relax for a while by visiting fine-dining restaurants and lively pubs.

  • Entry Fee: No entry fee
  • Timings: Shops open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Recommended Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 1.5 km from Tallital Bus Stand
  • Best Time to Visit: May, June, and October

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The ‘City of Lakes’ has much more to offer than just a few tourist attractions. We’ve highlighted the most important tourist attractions you should consider seeing on your next trip to Nainital to make the most of your three days. Stay with us and enjoy a wonderful stay in one of our amazing Hotel Shivraj & La Niwasa Resort in the lush nature of Nainital.

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